Huge turnout for Keep the Gate Open protest

LightHouse Walk

The protest, supported by Keep Ireland Open, took place last Saturday and attracted a large local turnout.

A protest to keep one of Wicklow’s most famous landmarks and tourist destinations open to the public took place last weekend and drew a large crowd of locals and land activists alike.

Wicklow Head Lighthouse has stood proudly over the Wicklow coastline since it was built in 1781, and it has been a popular destination for both locals and visitors ever since.

However, walkers were left bewildered when they found the gates to the popular destination had been closed, prompting concerned citizens to organise the protest which sought to attract the attention of TDs for further support.

Wicklow TD Jennifer Whitmore, who spoke at the event, wrote “Really big turn out today at the protest at the closure of the lighthouse walk on Wicklow Head. This is such an important walk for local people and there has been ongoing issues with access for years now, its time it was resolved once and for all.

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